ERIC Number: ED452108
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct-28
Implementation and Use of Outcomes Assessment in Music Degree Programs: How the Varied Voices of Faculty and Program Administrators Contribute to Program Quality Improvement.
Derlin, Roberta L.; Stovall, Shelly M.
In the 1990s higher education has been increasingly challenged to be excellent, be accessible, and to prove it, as the emphasis on accountability and outcomes assessment (OA) has emerged. This study explores how institutional requirements for OA and the attitudes and beliefs of music faculty and music program administrators may be related to the implementation of OA in higher education. Information about attitudes and beliefs was collected by survey from a random sample of music faculty and program administrators in 104 North Central Association (NCA) universities and colleges. Surveys were constructed to identify faculty and administrator understanding of the NCA definition of OA (definition alignment), their attitudes about OA validity, and their perceptions about the level of implementation of OA in the music program. Correlation analyses and multiple regressions were applied to the data. Findings reveal a negative relationship between individuals' understanding of the NCA definition and their attitudes about the validity of outcomes assessment to the music program. Results and implications are discussed. (Contains 4 tables and 21 references.) (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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